Bill Chuck Files: Strikeouts by Team by Batter Since 1961

by Bill Chuck on March 15, 2012

Reggie Jackson struck out more than any batter since 1961 sharing the wealth with three different organizations in four locations.

Here is another fun collection. These are the batters with the most strikeouts since 1961 for each team. It is not a list of the overall strikeout leaders since 1961, but the batters who whiffed the most times for each team. Just remember, you have to be a pretty good hitter just to get the opportunity to strikeout this many times, there are 15 Hall of Famers on this list (25%).

Here are some highlights:

  • Reggie Jackson 2597, Jim Thome 2095 led the the American League from 1961.
  • Willie Stargell 1936, Andres Gallaraga 1932 led the the American League from 1961.
  • Brandon Inge is the Tigers leader and he will continue to grow his total
  • Derek Jeter is the Yankees leader and he will continue to grow his total
  • Michael Young is the Rangers leader and he will continue to grow his total

Here’s the list (the number in parens indicates the number of players on each team with over 1000 whiffs):

  1. Pittsburgh Pirates (1) – Willie Stargell* 1936, Roberto Clemente* 903
  2. Philadelphia Phillies (6) – Mike Schmidt* 1883, Pat Burrell 1273
  3. Chicago Cubs (3) – Sammy Sosa 1815, Ryne Sandburg* 1259
  4. Houston Astros/Colt .45s (4) – Craig Biggio 1753, Jeff Bagwell 1558
  5. New York Yankees (3) – Derek Jeter 1653, Jorge Posada 1453
  6. Boston Red Sox (4) – Dwight Evans 1643, Jim Rice* 1423
  7. Atlanta/Milwaukee Braves (3) – Dale Murphy 1581, Andruw Jones 1394
  8. St. Louis Cardinals (3) – Lou Brock* 1469, Ray Lankford 1449
  9. Cleveland Indians (1) – Jim Thome 1400, Travis Hafner 835
  10. Seattle Mariners (3) – Jay Buhner 1375, Edgar Martinez 1202
  11. LosAngeles Angels (2) – Tim Salmon 1360, Garret Anderson 1117
  12. Milwaukee Brewers (3) – Robin Yount* 1350, Geoff Jenkins 1118
  13. Minnesota Twins/Washington Senators (1) – Harmon Killebrew* 1314, Kirby Puckett* 965
  14. Cincinnati Reds (4) – Tony Perez* 1306, Johnny Bench* 1278
  15. Baltimore Orioles (3) – Cal Ripken* 1305, Brady Anderson 1132
  16. San Francisco Giants (2) – Willie McCovey* 1263, Bobby Bonds 1016
  17. Toronto Blue Jays (2) – Carlos Delgado 1242, Lloyd Moseby 1015
  18. Oakland/KC A’s (3) – Reggie Jackson* 1226, Jose Canseco 1096
  19. Detroit Tigers (3) – Brandon Inge 1183, Lou Whitaker 1099
  20. Chicago White Sox (2) – Frank Thomas 1165, Paul Konerko 1141
  21. Los Angeles Dodgers (1) – Eric Karros 1105, Ron Cey 838
  22. Colorado Rockies (1) – Todd Helton 1044, Brad Hawpe 711
  23. Kansas City Royals (1) – Frank White 1035, Willie Wilson 990
  24. Texas Rangers/Washington Senators (2) – Michael Young 1082, Juan Gonzalez 1076
  25. Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos (1) – Tim Wallach 1009, Andre Dawson* 896
  26. New York Mets (0) – Darryl Strawberry 960, David Wright 897
  27. Tampa Bay Rays (0)- B.J. Upton 851, Carl Crawford 761
  28. San Diego Padres (0) – Nate Colbert 773, Gary Templeton 684
  29. Arizona Diamondbacks (0) – Mark Reynolds 767, Chris Young 735
  30. Florida Marlins (0) – Dan Uggla 760, Derek Lee 734

*- Member of the Hall of Fame

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Greg Simons March 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Chris Young will pass up Mark Reynolds for the D-backs, too.

Of course, at the rate he whiffs, Mark Reynolds may pass up Cal Ripken this year, as well.

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